Anagrammy Awards Results - August, 2006

The Anagrammy Awards Results - August, 2006


Just 38 votes. Despite the busy Forum, we are still not getting enough voters. It is lurkers that we need. Sadly, the Email Reminder List is not yielding as many new voters as I had hoped.

Mey and Tony dominated the competition winning nine awards between them. Five members picked up the remaining five awards.


GENERAL:

There were three main contenders here, Tony, Mike and Mey. They broke clear from the pack by the 24 hour mark and were never more than a handful of points apart from each other.

Mike was two points clear at 12 hours, then Tony moved into the lead and was ahead at 24 hours, 48 hours and at the finish.

Mike has been very active in the Forum recently. It is nice to see one of the top contributors in the Anagram Genius Archive in the group and doing well. His win takes his total to four.


1

  Tony Crafter

31  

The magician = Am I cheating?

2

  Mike Mesterton-Gibbons

27  

Significant other ~ is nice for at night.

2

  Mey Kraus

27  

A game of Russian Roulette = A failure's sent to a morgue.

4

  Equinox

23  

The traditional Mexican cuisine = I mix in rotten chili sauce and eat!

5

  View

18  

A person morbidly concerned with his health = Er...man bothered with illness? Hypochondriac!

ENTERTAINMENT:

Mey was 14 points ahead by 12 hours and was never in doubt. He won by 23 points in the end.


1

  Mey Kraus

54  

Martin Luther King's famous "I Have A Dream" = A valued human-rights manifesto, I remark!

2

  Richard G

31  

Enid Blyton's "Famous Five" = Offensive, but I sold many.

3

  Tony Crafter

30  

Kylie Minogue's set to continue her 'Showgirl' tour = "I'm OK!" Stoic, gutsy heroine is well enough to return!

TOPICAL:

Mey did equally well here in Topical as he did in Entertainment. he was 17 points clear at 12 hours and 26 by the finish.


1

  Mey Kraus

62  

War in South Lebanon = A whole nation burns.

2

  View

36  

Mideast = Mad site.

3

  Rosie Perera

24  

Cuban exiles = Inexcusable!

PEOPLES NAMES:

This was the closest category this month.

Tony was the early leader, four points ahead of Andrew at 12 hours. Andrew and he shared the lead at 24 hours. Andrew was leading by four points at the end of Day Two. Mey staged a huge finish to win by eight points.


1

  Mey Kraus

42  

The actor Mel Gibson = Bottle in car? Gosh, me?!

2

  Tony Crafter

34  

The sculptor and painter Michelangelo = Eminent chapel-decorator's up all night!

3

  Andrew

32  

Don Vito Corleone = Donor to violence.

OTHER NAMES:

This category began quite closely with Mey, Rick, Mike and Rosie all in contention. By 48 hours, Mey had opened a strong 11 point lead and stayed ahead to the line.

Mey winning five awards in a month may not be unusual, but winning all five in the short categories was unheard of. He has won 34 awards this year and 265 all-up.


1

  Mey Kraus

45  

'Lord of the Rings' Fan Club = Boring chat full of nerds.

2

  Rosie Perera

37  

The Windows Operating System = Spyware gets in (its own method).

3

  Mike Mesterton-Gibbons

31  

Clandestine operation = Plan to aid one in secret.

MEDIUM LENGTH:

While Mey dominated the short categories, it was Tony who dominated the three longer categories.

Tony led from start to finish to come home ten points ahead, which turned out to be the smallest margin by which he won this month.


1

  Tony Crafter

44  

The motion picture epic 'Ben Hur', starring Charlton Heston =
Noble, upright screen-hero triumphant in chariot contest!

2

  Mey Kraus

34  

'Five Steps To Spiritual Growth: A Journey', written by Peter M. Kalellis =
1. Buy paper;
2. Fill with junk;
3. Sell raves to twits;
4. Get money;
5. Retire to Paris.

3

  David Bourke

32  

The American President, George Bush, and the British PM, Tony Blair. =
Greedy, bible-thumping prominent Christians here: "Death to Arabs!"

LONG:

Tony never looked in doubt from the start and cruised home 18 ahead of the field.


1

  Tony Crafter

57  

A man and his wife went to a hospital to have t... = An innocent young chap moved into his new apa...

2

  Andrew

39  

"Call me Ishmael. Some years ago--never mind ho... = Now honestly prized as a consummate piece of ...

3

  Mey Kraus

31  

GIBSON'S APOLOGY EMBRACED BY JEWISH GROUPS Me... = MEL GIBSON JUGGLES SEVERAL FILM PROJECTS Me...

SPECIAL:

Tony's win here was assured in the first few hours in a small field of four entrants.

His 22 point win gave him four wins this month, a very impressive result. He has won 18 awards this year so far and now has 45 wins on the All Time Table, moving him up to 8th position.


1

  Tony Crafter

56  

MANDALAY by Rudyard Kipling

2

  David A Green

34  

An anagrammed paraphrase of HP Lovecraft's first Fungus from Yuggoth sonnet.

2

  Andrew

34  

The Undisputed Top Eleven Reasons Not to Fire Donald Rumsfeld.

4

  David Bourke

31  

Barbara Ann - The Beach Boys

RUDE:

This was the most one-sided contest of the month.

Rick's entry here was one of the best Rude Category winners that I have seen. This is one to watch in the Grand Anagrammy in January 2007.

Rick emailed me with some slightly embarassing stats: it was his 8th Rude award out of the 18 awards that he has won in total. That is nearly 45% of them. Worse still is that four of his five awards this year (80%) have been in Rude. He assures me that he is really NOT a dirty old man these results are making him out to be!


1

  Rick

64  

Breast augmentation surgery ~ guarantees men grab your tits.

2

  David Bourke

29  

Pointless existences = Penis, testicles, no sex.

3

  Mey Kraus

20  

The cheap motel = Help me to cheat.


AWARDMASTER'S AWARD FOR THE BEST ANAGRAM OF A NON-WINNING AUTHOR

There were a few contenders here this month. Richard's Entertainment, Rosie's Other Names and View's Topical. I went for View's remarkably short anagram which was never going to win against Mey's masterpiece, but its brevity was what attracted me to it.

View with:
Mideast =
Mad site.

View has had four wins this year and a dozen all-up.


Congratulations to all the winners. Thank you all for voting.


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